SO2547 : Whitney on Wye toll bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Whitney on Wye toll bridge
Whitney on Wye toll bridge
Viewed from the river. Taking pictures from a canoe is actually pretty challenging: I was constantly worried about dropping my camera in the river and I couldn't take too long over each shot because I was supposed to be driving the thing.
The bridge is Grade II listed and was built in 1797, after a few false starts during which two preceding stone built bridges were washed away by flood waters. The toll is governed by an Act of Parliament and cannot be increased without a new act being passed. The toll currently stands at 1 for a car to cross and was increased to this level in June 2015, around the time this shot was taken. Most of this information was lifted from LinkExternal link , which contains some great pictures of the toll bridge and the railway bridge which once crossed the river here.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Place (from Tags)
Whitney on Wye 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2587 4743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:7.2117N 3:5.0471W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2578 4746
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Road Bridge  Canoeists  Canoe Trip  Toll Bridge 

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